navigator.cookieEnabled returns a Boolean value that indicates whether cookies are enabled or not.

The property is read-only.


var cookieEnabled = navigator.cookieEnabled;
  • cookieEnabled is a Boolean: true or false.

Note: When the browser is configured to block third-party cookies, and navigator.cookieEnabled is invoked inside a third-party iframe, it returns true in Safari, Edge Spartan and IE (while trying to set a cookie in such scenario would fail). It returns false in Firefox and Chromium-based browsers.

Note: Web browsers may prevent writing certain cookies in certain scenarios. For example, Chrome 80+ does not allow creating cookies with SameSite=None attribute, unless they are created over HTTPS and with Secure attribute.


if (!navigator.cookieEnabled) {
  // The browser does not support or is blocking cookies from being set.


HTML Standard (HTML)
# dom-navigator-cookieenabled-dev

Browser compatibility

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